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Enjoy free admission to the Portland Children's Museum on Friday from 4 to 8.
The Lake Oswego Summer Splash Concerts kick off this Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 at Millenium Plaza. Featured this week: Naomi LaViolette. Free!
Another fun concert option: check out Dirty Syncopators (Funk For the People) at Fernhill Park as part of PP&R's summer free for all celebration. Friday at 6:30. Free!
Tanabata, the Star Festival, returns to the Japanese Garden this Saturday from 1 to 3. With the help of volunteer student teachers from Japan, children and parents can follow the Japanese custom of writing their wishes, making paper ornaments and decorating bamboo branches to take home for good luck. Free with admission.
Feeling artsy? Head to 100th Monkey Studios for their pop-in Saturday event, "Summer in the City." Make tie-dye, bubble solution to take home, and all sorts of other fun summery projects. Starts at 10 am. $12 per child, with discounts for multiple children.
Soar with books at the Pearson Air Museum on Saturday at 10. This program consists of a craft project and reading an aviation-themed picture book under the wings of one of our historic aircraft. Kids under 6 are free. Regular admission fees apply to everyone else.
Check out Musicalu at the Arts Plaza in Gresham, a family-friendly series of music featuring some of the best kindie bands in the Northwest. This week, it's The Alphabeticians. Saturday at 11. Free!
The Second Annual Wooden Boat festival is Sunday from 12 to 6 at the Willamette Sailing Club. Explore classic wooden boats, see new wooden boats in the making, and learn about the Willamette and Columbia Rivers' rich maritime heritage.
And yet another fun concert option - Conjunto Alegre (Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata) is playing a free concert in McCoy Park on Sunday at 6:30. Free!
And last one - Pacific Crest Wind Symphony is also playing a free concert on Sunday. Get some culture in the beautiful outdoors. Sunday at 6 at Director Park. Free!
Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.